• Children's Franchises

    • Average Cost: $15,000 to $200,000+
    • Includes: Tutoring, Art, Music, Science, Entertainment
    • Home & Retail Based Franchise
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A child-related learning background not necessary. Love to be around kids. Customer service and organizational skills.
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  • Home Services

    • Average Cost: $50,000 to $75,0000
    • Includes: Maid Services, Home Improvement, Security Franchises, Landscaping
    • Primarily Home Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A relationship builder outside of an office. Some sales experience and networking experience is beneficial. Can manage a team of service providers.
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  • Food Franchises

    • Average cost: $60,000 to $600,000+
    • Includes: Ice Cream, Food Trucks, Coffee, Burger Franchises, Pizza & Frozen Yogurt
    • Primarily Retail Based, Mobile
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Restaurant experience is a plus. Customer service oriented with good management skills. A people person willing to work long hours.
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  • Pet Franchises

    • Average Cost: $25,000 to $350,000+
    • Includes: Doggy Day Care, Dog Training, Mobile Grooming, Pet Supplies
    • Home & Retail Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Pet franchise owners need good people skills and must be customer service oriented. You may need to manage a team of trainers or staff. Make sure you love, love all pets.
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The ABF Blog View All

Franchise Business vs. A Job

Working for yourself has some significant advantages: business owners tend to earn more, enjoy their jobs more, and One of the things that keeps people from taking the plunge into business ownership is a fear of insecurity. If you work for someone else, they figure, you just go to work and pick up a paycheck […] Read More

Health Care Franchise Opportunities

Healthcare in America is changing: As the Baby Boomers age, they need more care, and they often choose to have health care at home. Home health care for seniors is currently one of the highest-profit franchise areas. As insurance coverage changes, more people have access to health care — while others choose not to rely […] Read More

Investing in an Existing Franchise

In a sense, all franchise business opportunities are existing businesses. No one is going to believe you if you say that you’re opening a Little Caesar’s or 7 Eleven start-up; the whole point of a franchise is that the business is already successful. But there is a difference between starting a new location of a […] Read More

Franchisees Gain Advantages of Self-Employment

We know that franchise businesses are important in the U.S. as employers — about one third of all the revenue in the U.S. flows through franchises and one in 16 American workers is employed at a franchise. But ownership is not the same as employment. And that’s a good thing for people considering investing in […] Read More

How Do I ... Everything Franchising View All

How Do I Scope Out the Competition?

September 9, 2014 - Before you decide which franchise opportunity to invest in, you’ll want to get a clear sense of your competition. Once you determine the exclusive territory you »


How Do I Know Which Franchise Will Do Well in My Neighborhood?

August 25, 2014 - Choosing the right franchise certainly depends on your skills and interests, but you want to make money with your franchise, not just have fun. That makes it important »


Learning to Follow A Proven Business System

August 19, 2014 - They say that you have to learn from others’ mistakes because you don’t have time to make all the mistakes yourself. The best franchises are an embodiment of that »


How Do I Assess Risk in Franchise Opportunities?

August 12, 2014 - Is the glass half full or half empty? If you’re an optimist, you may tend to look on the sunny side, but you should take a minute – or perhaps much longer – to look at »


Featured Franchise Opportunities View All

  • Urban Vendor

    If you're interested in building a healthy vending business, look no further than a business opportunity with Urban Vendor. Urban Vendor will provide you with in-depth training and one-on-one coaching as well as premium vending locations. Operationally, there is no better company to affiliate with. Inventory management, accounting tools....they have it all. Area development opportunities available!

    Outdoor Lighting

    Own an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchise and join the largest and most trusted outdoor landscape provider. When you buy a Outdoor Lighting franchise you get 3 businesses in one: Residential Landscape Lighting, Commercial Lighting and Holiday Lighting.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Express Employment Professionals

    Express Franchising is the fastest-growing company in the $137 billion staffing industry. Our business services franchise model allows franchise owners the ability to create a high level of success and quality of life.

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • We Buy Ugly Houses

    The slogan "We Buy Ugly Houses" is known to most everyone. HomeVestors began franchising in 1996 and to date HomeVestors independently owned and operated franchises have purchased more than 50,000 houses for their customers. No experience required.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Thin Energy

    DIETARY AND ENERGY DRINKS - From Billions to Tens of Billions! Thin Energy is looking for a limited number of new distributors in the fastest growing sector of the beverage industry. Dietary drinks and supplements will surpass the 20 billion dollars number in 2015. Partner with Thin Energy and participate in this amazing growth. 24-hour backend support and on-going training to build your business.

    Filta

    Filtafry is one of the top underrated franchises in franchising. The Filta Group offers an affordable, environmentally-friendly franchise providing kitchen solutions to restaurants, hotels, airports fast food outlets and more.

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Bricks 4 Kidz

    Bricks 4 Kidz, ranked #2 Best New Franchise 2014, and #1, Children's Enrichment Franchise 2014, offers an extraordinary franchise specializing in after-school enrichment classes for kids. A proven business model that is home based with no national competition, low overhead and high margins. All in under $30k!

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Health Care Business

    Interim HealthCare is a recognized brand with a proven track record for more than 40 years. Healthcare is a booming industry and Interim Healthcare is a premier participant. We offer extensive sales and marketing programs as well as comprehensive training and support to our franchise owners.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Renew Crew

    Renew Crew cleans decks, fences, siding, gutters, walkways, patios....outdoor surface cleaning and protection. Own a Renew Crew franchise and benefit from a comprehensive business model, proven systems, world class training, and the best in marketing support to build your Renew Crew franchise.

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Visiting Angels

    Visiting Angels is AMERICA’S CHOICE IN HOMECARE®. Designated a "5-Star Best Franchises" ranking from America's Best Franchises while being ranked #2 of all Senior Care Franchises and Ranked #10 in the Top 500 “Best of the Best” - Franchise Business Review. Average 2014 Franchisee revenue of $1,000,000/year.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Top Ten Percent

    Local business owners will benefit from the Mobile Marketing power of Top Ten Percent. As a franchise owner you'll evaluate and select the top business owners in your area. Then, you'll provide them with a mobile platform to market their business at a discount to consumers in your area. This is 21st Century marketing at its best and you can take advantage of it. Learn more.

    Healthier4U Vending

    Healthier4U vending offers an opportunity with varying levels of investment as low as $20k. You'll benefit from an experienced team and machines that offer compete remote technology. Credit card and debit card acceptance and access to every machines data online. Learn more now!
  • Archadeck Outdoor Living

    Since 1980, Archadeck has been the leading designer and builder of outdoor living spaces. Archadeck franchise owners benefit from a proven sales process, strong market demand, low overhead costs, and a strong financial picture.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    PostNet

    PostNet is the business behind America's small business. With 27 million small businesses in the U.S., the market for PostNet services is huge. The PostNet brand name was established in 1985, and today, has 700 locations around the world. Join our team...we support you from day one!

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Mosquito Squad

    Mosquito Squad franchise has multiple revenue streams, a low initial investment, residual income every year, quick start-up and an experienced team of professionals to support and help build your business! Learn more about this amazing franchise opportunity.

    5-Star Best Franchises